That's unreal! Amazing work Leigh!!
That's unreal! Amazing work Leigh!!
I think the idea of leaving it rough would be better than to busy it up with tubes and stuff. Basically leave it as it is now.
Looks really cool with the tubes connecting the jaw and the fin. Almost like a scuba look to it.
Very nice. Rough texture sounds good
THIS is incredible. I have no words.....
Just a little update:
I've got that fin just about finished now, So I'll be moving on to the back
wow simply amazing
I have absolutely no room for something like this... but man that's lovely and I'd love to own a copy... man... that's good work... and really like the texture in those "bare" areas on the back.
Smooth, smooth perfection.
I'm so droolin now!!!!
brilliant work, just stellar stuff
Every update is a masterpiece.
Oh man, more pics already!! Wow.
Last edited by Nwerke; Jul 4, 2012 at 1:57 AM.
And as for your work Leigh, it is outstanding and mesmorizing in equal amounts. I cannot wait to see the mouth with applied condoms ( always practice safe aliens ) and of couse a lick of paint. You are an artist.
Such amazing work Leigh!! Cant wait to see this masterpiece finished. If casts are avail, Im down for one.
Thanks for the feedback & the kind words folks
I'm being a bit cheeky here but I'm after a bit more feedback
Ignore the texture for now as its just a worked finish with alot more work to do
I'm after feedback on the spines down the center of the back, the area where the shoulder meets the bottom of the pauldron & any other overall shape issues that may be in that general area.
At this stage there are lots of possible options for this area, everything can be considered
Looks great,the bottom from practical standpoint the bottom may need to have a metal support down in there for support on the castings. Nice flow to the sculpture and base. You may need some professional help for the mold, I
would hate to see any mistakes durring that process. Great work on the sculpture.
Honestly, I think you can easily continue the spine down the ribbed hose base connector, making them smaller as they go down, but basically keeping them longer further up.
But seeing how it looks in my crappy photo shop illustration I must admit I prefer your current design.
I had considered some steel reiforcement in the fragile looking area's but that'll add a fair bit of weight. My current plan is to make up a GRP tube, 2-3 layers thick & then bond that into the casting & use a Thick GRP plate to reiforce the base at the area where the body locates into it.
I'm intending to cast the whole thing in urethane btw.
Yeah, I could probably use a bit of hands on help with the moulds as I am very new to that side of it. I've done my homework, asked lots & read lots etc. Hopefully I have enough of an understanding of it all now to pull it off
I'm still planning to make the moulds in silicone using the brush on method
Hadn't checked on this in a while Leigh, but just seeing your most recent pics gave me a flashback to some roughly carved insulation foam and a someone claiming they "had little to no sculpting experience".......
Excellent as always, but you should be used to people telling you that by now!
You did it exactly how I was seeing it in my head. Nice. But agree, the original design was better.
Is it wrong that I get excited when I see updates for this thread?
I like the addition of the spines, I think it helps the piece flow better into the base. Maybe once is assembled and painted you will will almost lose sight of certain details as its becomes a whole piece.
Had another thought as I felt there was a sort of break, a disconnect between the fin and the upper back, so I attempted this to see what it would look like to make the transition from the ribbed hose spine base connector, up the back and out the fin a more smooth one, in terms of flowing into each other better.
You can even do the full circle look as well and not have the pull-out S-curve at the back, as in the original and the attempt below.
fantastic build, good work, keep it up!
Please ignore my latest photoshop attempt. It was just a test to see how it looked, but when comparing to the original look it just ended up looking weak, whereas the original looks strong with that arched back. Your design is better.